Happy Monday and Labor Day!
It’s always a happy Monday for me when I join my blogging friends
for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms!
You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.
While I know some of you are sorry to see summer go,
here in the hot and humid South, I’m crowing with delight!
Fall is my favorite season and I’m counting down the days. . . ready for crisp, cool weather,
a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall!
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For this week’s flower arrangement, I started with a reproduction biscuit tin
I found at HomeGoods many years ago. It’s available as part of a set on Amazon, here.
I’ve discovered the hard way that most decorative metal pieces are not water tight.
I tested it first adding an inch of water to the container to see if it would leak.
All seemed fine, but just to be safe I lined it with a plastic bag
that I could tuck inside and conceal once my flowers were in place.
I used my favorite flower-arranging tool, appropriately, chicken wire, ;) for this rooster biscuit tin.
I used two layers of chicken wire, one in the bottom and one at the top
to support the weight of sunflowers.
I cut some Limelight Hydrangeas from the garden and green crape myrtle seed pods,
to join sunflowers, blue hydrangeas, red alstroemeria and yellow safflower for an arrangement.
I picked up some artichokes and apples from the produce department,
and added them to the arrangement with bamboo skewers.
Adding fruit or veggies to your floral arrangements is a great way to add interest,
texture, color and helps your floral material go farther!
You can find more inspiration and
16+ Creative Ideas for Adding Fruit and Veggies in Flower Arrangements, HERE.
Sunflowers are the perfect flower to transition from summer to fall
with their sunny yellow rays and warm brown centers!
These cheery flowers are instant ‘mood-lifters’ and never fail to make me smile.
Chickens came home to roost on the porch and crow in delight. . .
Rooster Mug Mason Jars have a chicken wire design
and corral flatware and napkin. . .
And Antiqued Hen dinnerware adds a little rustic and farmhouse charm.
Sunflower Pillow and Throw / HomeGoods, several years ago
Antiqued Hen by Pfaltzgraff, used here
Rooster Pitcher / Fitz and Floyd, many years ago
Visit my talented friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Are you ready for fall or sad to see summer go?